The Corrective Process
at Gardner Schofield Chiropractic in West Bend, WI

Our Corrective Process is a unique 6 step system, created by Dr. FJ Schofield, that combines NUCCA and supportive chiropractic techniques to correct your alignment and help the muscles, soft tissues and nerves heal. This gentle and advanced approach corrects the underlying cause of your problem getting you quick and lasting relief, in fewer visits with adjustments that hold much longer than traditional chiropractic.

NUCCA gets your head on straight this centers your head over neck and neck over tailbone, fixing your overall alignment. This is the most important procedure we do by far. NUCCA actually fixes your posture so that your weight is equally distributed on both sides of your body. By balancing your body in gravity the extra load of being out of alignment or off center is removed. This cause knee, hip and should pain to go away and lower your risk of needing a replacement surgery in those areas in the future.

The act of centering or balancing the body also balances and relaxes muscles. Spasms, cramps, chronic tightness, pain and reduced range of motion will disappear as these muscles heal.

Balancing the body in gravity also removes unnecessary pressure on discs in the neck & back. This helps degenerative disc disease, bulging discs, herniated discs, and stenosis heal.

The biggest benefit of fixing your alignment is it removes pressure from the brain stem at the top of your neck. The brain stem controls virtually every organ function in your body. By improving brain stem function you then improve organ function and many problems like asthma, allergies, sinus problems, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, migraines, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathy, acid reflux, high blood pressure, Tinnitus, ear infections, and chronic pain all disappear with proper alignment.   

After the Doctor fixes your alignment with NUCCA. He or she will use other techniques to help your body and the different tissues heal. DNFT helps unlock individual bones that can be locked up. You do not see this change on x-ray for it is microscopic, but it can get pain relief much faster. DNFT is a gentle hand adjustment usually performed in the back or to the ribs.

Thompson technique is used to help the tailbone and hips unlock as the body is holding & healing. This technique is used with the dropping mechanism of the table is also very gentle and supports the NUCCA technique. 

The Cox Flexion-Distraction is decompression type technique that elongates the neck & back in different directions helping the discs and soft tissues around the bones heal. This technique helps with Sciatica, arm & leg pain and bulging discs, herniated discs, and Stenosis.

Then not always but depending on the case soft tissue techniques and extremity (leg & arm) adjusting may be performed to help the body get relief.   

This unique combination of chiropractic techniques does take longer than traditional adjustments, but they hold much longer and have been shown in studies to be much more effective.  This allows you to get faster and longer lasting pain relief.

Step 1: NUCCA Evaluation

On your first visit, you will meet with a GSC team member and we will do a thorough history to understand exactly what your body has been through and what your specific needs are. Then we will evaluate your posture & take state of the art NUCCA and full spine x-rays.  Your x-rays will be analyzed within 24 hours and we will schedule your x-ray report to review mis-alignment and make sure there are no unusual issues that would prevent correction. Then we will let you know what our plan for correcting your body’s alignment is.

Step 2: X-Ray Report

On your second visit, one of the Doctors will review your x-ray findings and the specific position of your mis-alignment.  They will review your 90-day healing plan to get you feeling better as quickly as possible.  Then a GSC member will review your insurance and the different financial options GSC offers.  You can let them know if you want to do a corrective care plan.  If the plan does not work with your current schedule or budget let them know and we will try to work with you. You can always get an adjustment anytime you like.

Step 3: The Alignment Correction

This is the most important step towards getting long-lasting relief. This procedure uses the NUCCA technique to fix your alignment in 1 visit, yes that’s right – fix your overall alignment in 1 visit. It usually takes 2-3 hours long (Unless you are traveling to our office from out of town then it will probably 4-8 hours).  The doctor will use the NUCCA technique to adjust your neck for 5-45 minutes.  This centers your head over your body correcting your entire body’s alignment. Then you rest for 10-30 minutes allowing your muscles to regain their strength & stability.  This helps the adjustment cement into place.  After you have rested you will be x-rayed to determine if the neck and head have been completely corrected.  If they have, you will rest for another 45 minutes to allow the correction to further cement into place.  If your neck and head need more correction, then the adjustment, rest, and post x-ray process will be repeated until complete correction has been achieved.

Please note the resting is not very fun or exciting but it is important to help your body hold it’s new alignment and holding is the key to healing, no hold = no heal.

 Step 4: The Uncoiling & Healing Process

After your head is on straight your spine will start uncoiling and muscles, joints, and nerves start healing.  One of the Doctors will check you regularly to make sure your alignment holds.  When you go out of alignment again you will be given a NUCCA adjustment at the exact same angle as your first correction, to get your head on straight again.  At these regular check-ups, the Doctor will check the rest of your spine by pressing in different areas and have you move your body in different ways to find out if any area of your body is locked up. If it is they will use one of the supportive techniques to unlock.  This will help the spine uncoil, heal faster, and create faster and longer lasting pain relief.

Step 5: Progress Evaluation

Your muscles will be completely healed or close to it by 90 days.  At this point ,your alignment will be very stable.  The Doctors will make sure you are performing or avoiding all the activities necessary, to lead a productive and high quality of life.  Then the doctors will check you in 2-8 weeks after that to make sure you continue to hold.  Your joints and nerves will continue to heal over the next year as you hold.

Step 6: Maintain and Enjoy

How long you can go between check-ups will depend on how hard you use your body and how much stress you are under.  Dr. F.J. and Dr. Terry will continue to go longer & longer between check-ups until a NUCCA adjustment is needed.  If you ever think you have gone out of alignment, call, and get checked right away. Supportive care is incredibly important because most of the time the body will go out of alignment for weeks, months or even years before it creates pain or a symptom. So for lasting relief and a high quality of life follow your maintenance schedule and enjoy your pain free life. Our team will continue to help and support you in any way we can.

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